Tuesday , April 23 2019

Barack Obama : Donald Trump’s comment on rigging of elections is dangerous

Trump’s allegations, Obama stated, are more than just the usual standard lie



Washington: United States President Barack Obama condemned Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for denying to oblige that he would admit the results of the general elections, saying assertions of voter’s fraud and rigging of the elections is “dangerous” and “undercuts our democracy”.

“When you advise rigging or fraud, without a bit of evidence, Trump becomes the 1st major party nominee in the American history to advise that he will not concede, despite losing the vote, and then says that he will admit the results if he wins, that is not a joking matter,” Obama stated yesterday at an election rally in Florida.

“Most of the Republican men have accepted that there is no way to rig an election in a country this big. I don’t know if Trump has ever been to polling place where you have Democrats and Republicans who are in charge of taking the votes,” he stated.

Trump’s allegations, Obama stated, are more than just the usual standard lie. That is dangerous because when you attempt to scatter the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the sincerity of our elections that destabilizes our democracy.

“Then you are doing the work of our opponents for them,” he stated.

“Because our democracy is contingent on people knowing that their vote matters; that those who occupy the seats of power were elected by the people.

“Even when your picked candidate loses, even when you are the one who is running and you lose, you have got to see the larger picture and say that here in America, we believe in democracy, and we admit the will of the people,” the Obama stated.

US president Obama stated if there was any rigging, it would be to the drawback of the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as many of the battle ground states like Ohio, North Carolina and Nevada have Republican Governors.

Trump, he stated, has nothing to offer but “anger and grievance and blame.”

“His final argument asks: What do you have to lose? Well, I am here to tell you: Everything. You know how much progress we have made, despite the opposition, despite the forces of perception, despite the politics of backlash.

And that progress doesn’t stop with my term. We are just getting started,” he stated.

“So progress is on the ballot, civility is on the ballot, tolerance is on the ballot, justice is on the ballot, equality is on the ballot, our democracy is on the ballot,” Obama stated.

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